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It’s time to talk openly about sanitation

Today is World Toilet Day, “a day to raise awareness about all people who do not have access to a toilet.” This year marks the second time that that United Nations has recognized this event. Now, some may find it odd that the world’s supranational governing body would devote an entire day to the symbol of … Continued

In the wake of the Detroit shutoffs, do Americans have a right to water?

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly formally recognized there exists a human right to water and sanitation. The body called upon governments worldwide “to provide safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking water and sanitation for all.” But, apparently, that right does not apply in the United States. You may be aware of the severe … Continued

Africa’s Great Lakes were central to human evolution

If you’ve ever felt inexplicably drawn to Lake Erie or any of the other Great Lakes, you’re not alone. In fact, that attraction is hardwired in your genes. Last month, two UK researchers published an article titled “Early Human Speciation, Brain Expansion and Dispersal Influenced by African Climate Pulses” in the online, open-source journal PLOS One. … Continued

Water Resources, Education, and Providing for Those in Need

An article in Lake Erie Living magazine features “Water Warrior” Erin Huber, founder and executive director of non-profit Drink Local. Drink Tap © (DLDT). The article discusses Huber’s goal to teach Clevelanders to protect our water resources and her determination to provide water to a school in Uganda. One of the easiest ways to protect … Continued